It’s my dad’s birthday today! Happy Birthday POPS! WE LOVE YOU!
I feel like I’m still recovering from my trip up north- I took the 3 kiddos solo and it was, a trip. I’m reminded of this article I read last year…Vacation or Trip? A Guide for Parents and my trip totally included throw-up devices. Alas.
Also yesterday was supposed to be 116 degrees. I don’t think it made it up that high, but it doesn’t matter- it’s the principal of the thing. My aunt from Alaska arrives today, and I’m hoping she doesn’t melt the second she steps onto land here.
I gotta say, as I looked through the Nordstrom Anniversary sale this year, it was so weird to not be thinking about winter coats or even sweaters…I’ve heard it’s warm all the way through the Fall- though, I’m excited for that ‘warm’ because it’ll feel more like a summer I’m used to. And then we arrived in December of last year and I already know I love winter here, because it feels like fall.
Speaking of clothing…I’m kinda freakin out that I need clothing to dress myself for actual society at least 5 days a week starting very soon. Guys, I’ve survived on a plethora of comfy clothes not suitable for outside my home walls for years…and a couple choice outfits that rotate around, based on the fact that I don’t usually see the same people ever- so I exist on the outside with the same two shirts with the same one pair of jeans. AHH!
Other random thought…have you guys ever worn modal fabric? It’s my absolute favorite thing in the world I think.
Another favorite in life right now- on our road trip, I re-introduced my kids to the original Lion King and forgot how much I LOVE that movie and all the songs. I was belting them out down the highway louder than they were. Upon our return I found that a tv show has been made as a continuation of this marvelous movie…which I promptly bought the first season of. But even better- they are remaking the original by 2019!
In other news- I found out this week that Maya has to wear close-toed shoes to preschool and thus started my search for shoes for her. She’s notoriously picky when it comes to footwear- even more than I. Thanks to my best friend Zappos (free shipping/free returns) I ordered ten pairs to start for my littlest child- to which she literally turned her nose up to all the ones that weren’t pink…until her daddy stepped in and declared some silver shoes to be “Cinderella’s!!” and magic- she tried them on. She also stripped off her clothing and ran to find her Cinderella dress and I really hope that doesn’t happen every time we try and put them on. So, right now, we have one pair of shoes that pass her rigorous testing.
One of my other quirky kids is getting to celebrate his birthday a month early…Regan has struggled to wait “all summer” for his birthday every year now. It’s tough because Josiah’s birthday is June 4 so we start the summer with a bang and then he literally cries at the idea of waiting until August 27. So…this Friday is Regan’s 6th birthday instead. I can’t wait to spend the day enjoying the most enthusiastic birthday (or anything!) person in our family.
Then, next weekend my brave husband decided to join Bethel’s Father/Son camping trip- I’m so impressed! Not one of them has ever slept in a tent…so this is gonna be epic. It’s designed for boys age 5-12 and their dads- I can’t wait to hear the stories.
I think I’ll probably just watch lots of Netflix while they are gone, but what I should do is work more on reading my first book assignment for school…When Heaven Invades Earth– it’s due by the first week of class. I started it this week and realized I have an irrational fear of forgetting- based on the fact that I forget what every book I read is about, exactly 5 minutes after I finish. If I’m lucky, I can remember that I loved it or just liked it- because if I find any disdain, I don’t even finish a book. EEk. Now I’m jumping into school, where actual book reports are required. So I’m nervously reading a chapter and scanning for anything I can use- then furiously taking notes. It’s taking a bit more time. Hoping my brain will adapt, sooner rather than later.
If I was really motivated and my daughter was amazing out in public, I would take a trip down to San Fran for the day… just to see the Color Factory. Have you heard about this? It’s a pop-up experience celebrating color…and everything I’ve seen so far make it look amazing, incredible and fantastic- I might be a color-lovin’ dork, but I’m proud of it.
Last random thought before I go…anyone in need of a cute planter? Here’s a cute pink whale… or an adorable hedgehog or even this hedgehog. So cheap, so adorable. Buy it and throw a succulent in them. In my honor. Because I can’t grow plants in this no-natural-light house.
Okay. Over and out.